I received this morning my new 5 inch LCD for my Raspberry B+, I have got a PwnPI 3.0 version.
The LCD displays with a big black gap on the right side when connected for the first time. I figured it's because I haven't set the drivers...
Before downloading from Waveshare I tried editing the
/boot/config.txt file, changing some parameters to see if anything changes to the display:
- Tried adding "hdmi_cvt 800 480 60 6 0 0 0" : everything froze at boot, white screeen
- Tried changing HDMI modes, groups: everything froze again and again and again...
So I decided to go with the installation procedure from the Waveshare wiki for the 5 Inch screen:
Downloaded LCD-show-150602.tar.gz from resources.
Extracted and untarred files.
- Ran setup script:
Got a white screen, with everything frozen
- Took the SDcard out and edited
config.txtagain: at the end 9 lines were added after the LCD installation, I commented them all out with
#to see if this is the problem
Now: the RPi boots, but won't start the GUI...
Any suggestions how can I install the screen correctly so I get use of all the screen's width? I don't care for the touch/pen use, I just need to stretch the display width!